Attention, Newton County mothers and your adult daughters: When you're out and about shopping, picking out spring plants for your garden, or maybe enjoying lunch and a little family gossip, do not be alarmed if you notice me lurking about. I have neither sinister nor larcenous intent.
Spring is here, and after we sailed past Good Friday and the risk of frost, it is now planting time! I've bought seeds and pots and I'm ready to plant something.
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If there's one lesson that John Oxendine should have learned by now, it's that cars and politics don't mix.
Last week the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to bar new home-based day care centers.
A whole lot of folks out there would like to believe the answer is "yes."
Some might scoff at the fact I consider myself quite the expert on the economy. I am not without portfolio. I was treasurer of my freshman class in high school and I take The Wall Street Journal at home. I don't read it, but when friends drop by, they are impressed when they see my dog, Catfish, eating table scraps off the front page. We've been hearing about certain economic indicators lately, and economists look ...
Thank goodness. Zell Miller is back. The former heavyweight champion of populist Southern Democrats has come out of retirement. He helped Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss in his just-finished bout with Democrat Jim Martin. Miller also aided Chambliss in his first race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Max Cleland, who, once upon a time, had been one of Zell's closest pals and fiercest supporters.
Here's wishing a very pleasant Sunday morning after Thanksgiving to all. I'm hopeful this finds you in peaceful repose, that you and yours have rejoiced in fellowship together and that those who must be on the highways and byways arrive safely home. Of course, there's special hope for the safety of our men and women in America's armed forces, wherever they may be.
If you want to accomplish anything in Georgia politics, you had better remember one thing: - don't mess around with public school teachers, particularly with their pensions.
Imagine college students and elementary school students learning together about the way a constructed wetland purifies the waste water from a green building.
My mother had a saying that most of you will recognize, "...there but for the grace of God go I." I heard it most often after we had encountered someone with an "afflicted" child or that was suffering from some sort of physical disability.
I went out to buy some Christmas music. What I like to do during Christmas is build a fire, sit by it and listen to, as the radio announcers say, songs of the season.
For Republicans seeking a silver lining from the last election, try this one: The GOP held the Old South. After 40 years, the Republicans' Southern Strategy still works. Race beats all. Sure, the Democratic presidential ticket took North Carolina, Virginia and Florida. Virginia and Florida no longer count as Old South. Florida is New York south and snooty Virginia had rather be known as a Middle Atlantic state. I don't know what happened to North ...
One Saturday night in early 1969, as a high school senior who should have known better, I decided to see how fast my 1964 Impala sport coupe could go. Bought for $995 just a few months before, my sweet baby had a 327 V8, a Muncie 4-speed and new state-of-the-art, wide oval, Tiger Paw red-stripe tires on her.
Now that Democrats are asking for benefits for the rest of us, the tired canard about "free markets" is
It has been a while since I had a column appear here in The Covington News. I spent the spent the last five months working for Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee and former United States Representative. It was a great experience and I will miss it. A lot has happened over the last several months. The biggest news, of course, is that Sen. Barack Obama defeated Sen. John McCain in the presidential election.
There is a longstanding tradition in Georgia that the political party controlling state government will try to give itself an advantage over the opposition by fiddling with the election laws.